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Juvenile Process Overview [electronic resource]: Through the System

Caught breaking into cars at a local train station, two teenaged brothers are sent to Lake County Juvenile Complex in Crown Point, Indiana. Both believe they'll be out within a couple of days. But since they are previous offenders with multiple violations, they now face the very real possibility of long-term detention, with their ultimate fate hinging on a series of hearings and evaluations that neither expected to go through. Following the brothers from the night of their intake to their eventual placement in separate residential facilities, this video illustrates with unflinching clarity and detail the procedural challenges that many juvenile defendants face when they are incarcerated. The legal, sociological, and psychological aspects of the case are further examined through one-o [...]
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2011
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Women Behind Bars: Part 1 Life and Death in Indiana [electronic resource]

More women are in prison in America than anywhere else in the world. Follow Trevor McDonald in this first part of a two-part documentary as he ventures inside two jails that hold some of America's most notorious women criminals, Indiana Women's Prison and the state's Rockville Correctional Facility. Trevor witnesses a world of seduction and manipulation as inmates prey on each other and those who guard them.
Online
2013
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Kids in the Crossfire

Stacey Dooley travels to Chicago—the murder capital of the U.S.—where almost half of those killed in 2013 were under 25. She meets the Hardmon family, struggling to come to terms with the murder of their 19-year-old daughter Ashley, killed in the crossfire of a gang shooting. In a prison boot camp for young offenders, Stacey gets to know David. He's been in prison four times already, and he's just 19. He got his first gun at 14. Can he really turn his back on the gang lifestyle?
Online
2017; 2014
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Gangs in Control of American Prisons: "The Social Order of the Underworld"

David Skarbek, a lecturer in political economy at King's College in London and the author of The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System talks toReason TV's Nick Gillespie about governance within prisons, the rise of prison gangs, the problems of prison overcrowding, and why reducing the prison population is vital to mitigate the influence of prison gangs. A Reason TV production.
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2016; 2015
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Rikers: An American Jail

The United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. To understand the human toll of this crisis, Rikers Island is a good place to start. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to come to terms with what they must do for their own survival. RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, a riveting new documentary from Bill Moyers, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience—from the shock of entry, to the extorti [...]
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2017; 2016